Assignment Manager

Location
Houston
Posted
Jun 18, 2013
Closes
Jul 18, 2013
Contact
Ms. Jessica Cerra
Category
Television
Duration
Full Time
NBCUniversal is one of the worlds leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion, and mutually-beneficial partnerships. Known as Americas Olympic Network, NBC has broadcast 13 Olympic Games, more than any other network. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting nine of the top 10 most-watched events in U.S. television history, including the 2012 London Olympic Games which stands at No. 1 all time with 217
million viewers. In 2009, NBC Sports won the prestigious Peabody Award for its production of the Beijing Games and was named Best in Sports Television at the Sports Business Awards.



RESPONSIBILITIES:



* Supervises ENG / EFP staff

* Set up stories and assign videographers

* Book satellite & fiber feed as needed/requested and track usage

* Create daily schedule for news staff including show assignments, incoming feeds and studio tapings

* Work with Video Manager for recording of feeds

* Coordinate daily productions with Digital Manager for possible web content

* Schedule interviews with coaches, student athletes and other sporting and professionals on a daily basis

* Build relationships with all news sources

* Create long term plans for future stories

* Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned



BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

* B.S. or B.A. degree in Communications preferred or equivalent work experience

* Minimum Five (5) years of experience in television with a newsroom background preferred

* Previous assignment desk experience

* Experience with newsroom computer and editing systems

* Knowledge of Avid iNews newsroom management system preferred

* Thorough knowledge of professional and collegiate sports. Knowledge and/or experience with Houston Professional and Southwest regional collegiate teams helpful

* Ability to work non-traditional days/hours including nights, weekends & holidays

* Ability to make quick, rational decisions under pressure where deadlines must be met

* Excellent interpersonal & communication skills required Eligibility Requirements:

* Interested individuals should log onto to www.nbcunicareers.com to apply.

* Must be willing to submit to a background investigation

* Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

* Must be covered by Solutions, NBCUs Alternative Dispute Resolution Program

* Must be 18 years or older

* Ability to travel as required

* It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law


It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal's affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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